The Danish Minister to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: By order of my Government, I have to perform the painful duty of advising your excellency that His Majesty the King, my august sovereign, died suddenly this afternoon at 3.20.

I venture to beg your excellency to be so good as to convey this grievous intelligence to the President of the United States.

Be pleased to accept, Mr. Secretary of State, etc.,

C. Brun.